Press Release

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Oct. 17, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

(Uniondale, NY – Oct. 17, 2019) — Heavy rain, strong winds and hazardous gusts caused significant damage in Nassau and Suffolk County. It brought down large trees, branches and wires affecting more than 50,000 customers. As of 8:00 a.m., more than 38,600 of our 1.1 million customers have been restored.

  • Crews have been working all night assessing damages and making repairs. As we continue to assess the damage, restoration times will be refined. Strong gusty winds will continue today, which may cause additional outages.
  • Crews will work to restore critical facilities and outages affecting the largest numbers of customers first.
  • PSEG Long Island has additional personnel, including tree and line crews, to repair damage and restore outages.
  • Electric service crews will continue to work throughout the day to respond to outages safely and as quickly as possible.
  • Information about PSEG Long Island’s restoration process is available at
  • Our goal, always, is to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We ask our customers for a fair amount of patience and to know we will be there just as soon as possible.


Stay in touch and stay safe with PSEG Long Island:

  • Utilize MyAlerts, PSEG Long Island’s text message service. Once registered, report power outages by texting “OUT” to PSEGLI (773454)
  • To register, have your account number available and text REG to PSEGLI (773454)
  • To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSEG Long Island’s Electric Service line at 1-800-490-0075
  • Check for updates using our outage map at
  • Like PSEG Long Island on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter (@PSEGLI) for updates. Remember, though, outages cannot be reported through social media.
  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engines, including generators, in a garage or any other enclosed space. Do not use your oven to heat your home. 




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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.